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3 years ago

“Lying for Jesus”: Obvious errors aren’t real errors, but just “copyist errors”. 1. It doesn’t matter what the reason for the error is, if there is an error, the Bible isn’t inerrant. 2. What would be the point of God giving us an inerrant “original Bible” that would be lost instead of him actually preserving the inerrancy in copies also? The book contains obvious errors in it whether you like to admit it or not. Denying that just demonstrates the dishonesty of Christians who claim the Bible is inerrant. It’s about the same as claiming the earth is flat and… Read more »

Marc Eckert
8 years ago

If the two accounts are referring to different times , 1 Kings being before building the Tempe, etc. and 2 Chronicles being after the visit of the Queen of Sheba toward the end of Solomons life when he may have expanded his military wouldn’t 2 Chronicles have a larger number than what is stated in 1 kings? Your possible explanation #2 is backwards, Solomon starts out with 40,000 and over his lifetime expands to just 4,000.

Vinh Le
8 years ago
Reply to  Marc Eckert

Marc, you are an absolute lifesaver. Thank you so much for catching this error. We will fix it immediately.

8 years ago

so inerrancy refers to the oriiginal and not copies of the Bible?

Vinh Le
8 years ago
Reply to  Matt

That’s correct, Matt. If it applied to people who copied the Bible, then we would have to say that they made no mistakes. God is the only one who doesn’t make mistakes, and so I don’t have a problem attributing some minor things to copyist errors. Having said that, however, I think that God has preserved and protected His Word remarkably well, including in the English language!

8 years ago

Dude, just saw this . . . . I love how you work through those contradictions!!

Vinh Le
8 years ago
Reply to  Andy

Thanks, Andy!